What David Parker Should Do

David Parker has been caught out lying about the Sensible Sentencing Trust, and is being held to account.

His lie was to say that Sensible Sentencing had made a large donation to ACT to get David Garrett into parliament.

This didn’t happen.

David Parker now faces a week of bad news about him lying, being constantly questioned about his lie, and having everyone in Labour being asked about his lie.

This means Labour won’t be able to get out their policy releases because they will be answering questions about lying.

Even if Parker thinks he hasn’t lied it doesn’t matter. He is creating a negative news cycle for his party, and if SST are smart they will keep it in the media throughout the campaign. The only way Parker can stop this from happening is issue a full apology. Like this:

Press Release: Accusation about SST and David Garrett

On Saturday 22nd of October I posted a guest post on Kiwiblog.

In it I made the following statement.

“Some are also aware Act knew this when they took a large donation from the misnamed Sensible Sentencing Trust and made Garrett Act’s law and order spokesperson.”

This statement is incorrect and I am withdrawing it and unreservedly apologising to Sensible Sentencing, Garth McVicar, David Garrett and David Farrar for this statement.


The problem for Labour is they are so convinced stealing underpants is the way to go they are unable to accept that stealing underpants doesn’t win votes and will take a pyrrhic victory on this rather than quickly apologising and moving on to issues that matter.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.